Mike Burton

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Birthday
3, 1947
Birthplace
Iowa
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
3, 1947 (age 72)
Birthplace
Iowa

About

American swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medalist, winning two in 1968 in Mexico City and one in 1972 in Munich.

Before Fame

He was hit by a truck when he was in eighth grade, preventing him from playing contact sports so he focused solely on swimming after that.

Trivia

He became the first American ever to repeat as a gold medalist in the 1,500-meter freestyle after winning the event in 1968 and 1972.

Family Life

His daughter Loni had a remarkable swimming career in college.

Associated With

He won gold at the 1972 Olympics where swimmer Mark Spitz won an amazing seven gold medals.

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